Jubilee celebrations bring back many happy memories, with each milestone in Her Majesty The Queen’s reign celebrated in style. For the Golden Jubilee, the gardens of Buckingham Palace were opened for public concerts for the very first time. It proved to be so popular that for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, a concert was thrown around the Queen Victoria Monument on the Mall.
The Royal Mint has struck the official United Kingdom coins for every jubilee of The Queen’s reign. As she becomes the first and only British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee the UK’s largest coins – the kilo and five-ounce coins – feature an exclusive Royal Arms design that will not be seen on any other coin in the range. Just 110 editions of the five-ounce Sapphire Jubilee coin have been struck in 999 fine gold and finished to Proof standard. For the packaging that accompanies the coin former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond has shared her thoughts on the characteristics that have made Queen Elizabeth II such a popular monarch.
For this historic occasion we have joined with Westminster Abbey for a special offer for Royal Mint customers. Every coin from The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee range, purchased direct from The Royal Mint before 28 February 2017, comes with a voucher for 25% off admission to Westminster Abbey, where The Queen was crowned on 2 June 1953.*